DIMAPUR: The Naga Students’ Union Delhi (NSUD) 47th NSUD nite cum fresher’s meet was celebrated on October 16 at Shah Auditorium, Raj Niwas Marg, Civil Lines Delhi with the theme- Visualising Naganess: Change and continuity, displaying the three domains of Naga culture; music, dance, and fashion.
Chief Minister of Nagaland, Nephiu Rio graced the ceremony as the chief guest while CM Chang, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha was the guest of honour.
Those who attended the programme included Doshehe Y. Sema, minister for power, Kuzholuzo, minister health & family welfare, Dr. Chumben Murry, minister agriculture and many distinguished guests and invitees.
The first session was hosted by Daniel Angami and Hommiza Mimi Raman. It all began on a bright and cheerful note with the Naga traditional song by the Zeliangrong Students’ Union Delhi, presidential speech by Joshua Thong Seb, president of the Naga Students’ Union Delhi.
Indigenous fashion parade was showcased by the Naga tribes where each couple presented traditional attire of their respective tribe and the uniqueness.
The selection of Mr. and Miss fresher’s contest was also organized with each tribal unit of the NSUD presenting their own Miss and Mr fresher 2010 for the contest. Atohito Zhimo and Chungni Ruwndar were crowned NSUD Mr. & Miss Fresher 2010 respectively.
Speech on behalf of the fresher’s was read out Paveine Paulina.
Nephiu Rio while addressing the gathering, encouraged the youth to come together as one by illustrating that Nagas can come out of the cocoon only when we are united, adding it should begin from the students level.
The NSUD executives also brought on the uniqueness and oneness through the Naga traditional dance (medley) comprising various dance step from the Naga tribal units of the NSUD.
The first session ended with a vote of thanks from the social and cultural secretary Shelmi Sankhil.
The second session saw live performances by gospel rock band Dementia, the winner of the Red Ribbon Super Star Band. The programme was witnessed by the various students representatives of All Bodo Students’ Union Delhi, Dimasa Students Union Delhi, Garo Students’ Union Delhi, Kuki Students’ Organisation Delhi, Manipur Students Association Delhi, Sikkim Students Union Delhi and friends from different parts of India and abroad.